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The Upper Room to host Resilience Conference

The Upper Room

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In response to the constant change and uncertainty the world has experienced over the past two years, The Upper Room will host an online conference, RESILIENCE | Healing Practices for Mind, Body, & Spirit, September 30–October 2, 2021.

Kara Lassen Oliver, executive director of The Upper Room Center for Christian Spiritual Formation and a workshop leader for the conference, says, “All of the changes over the past two years have created layers of trauma and exhaustion. Many of us long for resilience, the ability to recover from difficulties.

“Through the RESILIENCE conference, The Upper Room invites anyone seeking rest and renewal to experience spiritual practices that tap into the deep love of God,” Oliver adds. “These practices renew us and enable us to thrive as faithful disciples who point to hope in our world.”

The RESILIENCE conference provides space for people to find rest as they explore healthy spiritual practices to recover from this long period of trauma. Resilience will include storytelling, time for personal reflection and conversation, guided spiritual practice, and worship. This gathering will introduce spiritual tools that individuals can use in their own healing journey or in the healing journey through which they lead others.

Speakers and workshop leaders include:

  • Sidwell Mokgothu
  • Trevor Hudson
  • Dr. Amy Steele
  • Dr. Ron Bell
  • Kimberly Orr
  • Kara Lassen Oliver
  • Beth A. Richardson
  • Whitney Simpson
  • Dianne Harper
  • Robin Pippin

Early registration for RESILIENCE | Healing Practices for Mind, Body, & Spirit is $150 and ends September 15. After that date the price is $175. To learn more about the conference, its schedule, and speakers, visit

The Upper Room is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service. Visit to learn more.


Sharon Conley Cottingham
The Upper Room
877-899-2781 Ext 7525
[email protected]

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